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Extra energy for laptop?


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#1 roserose

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 02:43 PM

Is there a device one can use to "energize" when power is running out and you are not near an outlet?  I have a new asus ultrabook.  Not sure anyone has yet invented something one can charge up and use on the laptop when running out of it's usual power supply.

 

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 03:02 PM

Something like this?: http://www.myinnergie.com/productdetail.php?productid=188

Look under battery banks: Make sure you have the right sized one for your needs.

Although for the prices of a battery bank why not buy a spare battery, and keep it charged and bring it with you?

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Posted 19 September 2013 - 12:23 PM

Very interesting!  That would work perfectly, though I notice it mentions smartphones, games, tablets, etc, more than laptops...I'll have to inquire further.

 

Another battery would work, except it would require my laptop to charge it and I don't take my laptop home, due to an issue there.  But this would be easy to charge at home and use later. 

 

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:21 AM

You're quite welcome on behalf of the Bleeping Computer community.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

Another battery would work, except it would require my laptop to charge it and I don't take my laptop home, due to an issue there.  But this would be easy to charge at home and use later. 
 
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You might be able to find external battery chargers for some laptop batteries.

When I used my PowerBook G3, I had bought an external charger that could charge the batteries outside the laptop.

Of course, before worrying about whether you can find such a best, the batteries would need to be removable (which is not true for many laptops these days).

And even assuming the batteries are removable and you can find an external charger, there is still the issue of whether or not you can swap the batteries without having to power down the computer. Not all computers can do that.

So, you are likely better off with an external battery pack like Animal suggested.

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Posted 24 September 2013 - 12:25 PM

Thanks for the suggestion; I'll have to figure out my own pc.






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